Saturday, November 02, 2013

Six top books for Harry Potter fans

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Amy Wilkinson tagged six books for people who love Harry Potter, including:
House of Secrets, by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

When the elusive Rowling blurbs a novel, it’s worth noting—especially when she characterizes the work as a “breakneck roller coaster of an adventure.” And she should know, seeing as she advised two-time Harry Potter director Chris Columbus on his debut novel, House of Secrets, which he cowrote with It’s Kind of a Funny Story author Ned Vizzini. The first installment in a planned tween fantasy series, House of Secrets centers around Walker siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia, who when their dad loses his job must move into a creepy Victorian house formerly owned by an occult writer. But before they can even lay down the welcome mat, they’re transported to a primeval forest, where they must contend with a slew of fantastical creatures to guarantee not only their survival—but the world’s.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue